Published 2 July 2020 Last updated 14 January 2021 + show all updates. Fairfield School - Special School - All- through Closed Fairfield School is currently closed due to the impact of severe weather including ice and snow. With schools shut for the lion’s share of the 8.1m pupils in state primaries until mid-February at the earliest, most will have lost at least six months of face-to-face schooling, before taking into account the class “bubbles” closed by outbreaks when schools reopened in the autumn. If you are reading this page and can't see the form you will need to visit the mobile version of the BBC website to submit your question or send them via email to YourQuestions@bbc.co.uk. This article will be updated as we get more information about school closures. School Closures Please check these web pages regularly for the latest information when there are school closures. School closures across the UK have provided a unique opportunity to explore teenagers’ mental health and wellbeing when not in school. The embattled pub and beer sector said its "road to recovery just got longer", especially as takeaway alcohol sales will be banned - a blow to many small breweries and village pubs who have used it as a lifeline. The policeman in a MAGA hat. It accuses richer nations of a "me-first" approach to Covid vaccine, and hoarding precious supplies. men. UK Music, meanwhile, wants ministers to introduce an insurance scheme for cancelled events. School closures lasting four weeks could cut 3% from the UK’s GDP, costing the economy billions of pounds, according to research being considered by the … Why are people catching coronavirus on purpose? It accuses richer nations of a "me-first" approach to Covid vaccine, and hoarding precious supplies. Once again, depressingly, school closures are back on the agenda. Some primary schools in Covid hot-spots will not reopen on Monday, he said, but the Department for Education confirmed on Thursday there would be a review every two weeks. I’d like to emphasise that this is being used only as a last resort. Although school closures do lead to fewer infections, they only garner a small decrease in the number of hospitalisations. Primary school children however still remain one of the age groups with the lowest infection rates, according to Public Health England analysis of people who test positive. During the first spring lockdown, all professional competition ground to a halt, but this time leagues and tournaments can keep going behind closed doors. BBC Newsround also has some tips aimed specifically at children. Find out when you'll be eligible to get one. Since the first lockdown back in March last year, teaching unions have been fighting for schools to remain closed claiming it is not safe to reopen. This is riddled with difficulties for every child who has additional support needs, their family and their teachers! Sometimes schools need to close because of bad weather, loss of utility services (such as electric, gas or water) or other emergencies. Has your child's school been closed due to the weather? PHE medical director Dr Yvonne Doyle said Christmas week had seen a worrying rise in cases, adding "we must not now add further fuel on the fire" by meeting in groups for New Year's Eve. But the Department for Education told Express.co.uk it would prioritise the “mental health and wellbeing” of children and keep schools open for all pupils in spite of the mutant strain sweeping Britain. My Account link My Account. Timeline: The row over school closures in England UK News Published: Jan 4, 2021 Last Updated: Jan 4, 2021 The Government has reversed a number of key decisions on schools … Scotland's lockdown will be reviewed at the end of January. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. But that does not mean infection rates have not been rising among children. Share on Facebook. Primary schools will remain shut to all but the neediest kids in 50 council areas - covering up to 15% of all pupils in England. Timeline: The row over school closures in England UK News Published: Jan 4, 2021 Last Updated: Jan 4, 2021 The Government has reversed a number of key decisions on schools … As soon as news emerged of the new faster-spreading variant questions began to be asked about schools. and … .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}There is "absolutely no reason" schools in England will not be ready to mass test pupils when they return next term, the education secretary has said. Schools forced to close All schools in England have been ordered to switch to online learning, except for vulnerable and key worker children. The latest figures show 786,000 people have received the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine between 8 December and 27 December, NHS England said. Boris Johnson assures parents ‘schools are safe’ for children. You, me and the problem. and this summer's exams will now not go ahead as planned. See more on the risks around children and schools. Learning will take place remotely. Parents and teachers face a “confusing picture” of primary school closures, according to a teaching union, as local authorities call on the Government to delay children returning to classrooms. School closures explained: Questions answered on primaries, nurseries and exams A million primary school pupils won't go back to class next week in 50 council areas in southern England. If large numbers of pupils and staff need to isolate, it makes the smooth-running of schools impractical. School Closures But the Department for Education told Express.co.uk it would prioritise the “mental health and wellbeing” of children and keep schools open for all pupils in spite of the mutant strain sweeping Britain. Kristi Blokhin / Shutterstock.com. Heinz providing free breakfasts for children following school closures. Americas. As with all age groups, the proportion of school children testing positive increased during December - with more virus around, there was more transmission. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said people must take "personal responsibility". The policeman in a MAGA hat. A day later, after some primary school pupils had returned for the first day of term, Mr Johnson closed all schools in England until at least mid-February. They join the 24 million already in the toughest restrictions - meaning non-essential businesses must close, and people should stay home unless they have a "reasonable excuse". 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How School Closures Affect the UK's Infection Numbers. Coronavirus. St John's CofE Aided Primary School The school will close on Thursday, 14 January 2021 (All … In Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said there should be "no gatherings, no house parties" for Hogmanay as all of the mainland remains in the highest level of restrictions. A total of 232,169 people tested positive for Covid in England at least once in the week to 23 December, up 33% on the previous week and the highest weekly rise on record, the latest NHS Test and Trace figures show. We've all seen this coming, say angry heads. Schools across UK to shut down from as early as Friday. The whole of London will be keeping primary schools closed this week as it has one of the highest levels of … Video. Meanwhile, the NHS in London has been asked to make sure the London Nightingale hospital is "reactivated and ready to admit patients", an NHS spokesman said. 27. 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The gov.uk school closures list has been published with which schools aren't reopening. Check if your child’s school is closed on your local council website. Find out about current unexpected closures of schools and children centres across Leeds. UK coronavirus cases mapped (Image: Express) Schools in hotspot areas such as Essex, Kent and London have been closed today following a Department of Education announcement last week. Reason for closure: School will be … Americas. Find out when you'll be eligible to get one. Scottish schools will be shut until February at least, while Wales and Northern Ireland will also continue with remote learning for several weeks. What’s the real story? England's rules are expected to last until at least mid-February, by which time the PM hopes everyone in the top four priority groups - some 14 million people - will have received a first dose of the vaccine. This of course is likely to miss asymptomatic cases and random testing by the Office for National Statistics suggests infection levels could be higher. The policeman in a MAGA hat. England's tier four restrictions mean people cannot meet other households indoors, unless they are part of a support bubble, while hospitality businesses and those such as hairdressers and nail bars must shut. Decision on school closures in England 'imminent' says Boris Johnson. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Venues such as gyms, tennis courts and golf courses will be closed in England, and exercising outside is only allowed once a day. We'll have another update for you at 18:00 BST. School closures: Huge blunder in new Tier 4 laws Under current Government guidance, schools and colleges are permitted to remain open in all areas during term time - including the highest Tier 4. This coming, say angry heads pupils and staff need to isolate it. 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